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Admission to the Belmont Public Schools Grades 1-12

Per Massachusetts General Law, only students residing in the Town of Belmont are eligible to attend the Belmont Public Schools when they are age appropriate

Registration for Grades 1-12 will open online for students new to Belmont for the School Year 2017-2018 in late spring. Please check the website for updates regarding this process. 

Please continue to register new students to Belmont during the school year 2016-2017 by following the Registration Steps below.

Please contact your school if you have questions regarding registration in the Belmont Public Schools.

Elementary Schools

Due to recent increases in enrollment, we have been reassigning students to a different elementary district as needed to maintain the lowest possible class sizes in all four elementary schools.

Superintendent's letter regarding Elementary District Placement Guidelines

Please note:

  • Students whose registration has been completed and received by May 24, 2017 will be placed by June 1, 2017
  • Students whose registrations are completed after May 24, 2017 will be placed by August 19, 2017.

Elementary School Requirements for any student to register: 

  • a birth certificate
  • updated immunization records (state regulations require proof of immunization within the first fifteen days of attendance) 
  • evidence of a recent physical examination
  • proof of residency
  • identification of parents or legal guardians 

Elementary registration is completed at your district school (Elementary School Street Districts) Students entering Grade 1st must be six years old on or before September 1st of the year they will attend school.

Middle School

New students, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, must register in the main office. The following materials must be submitted at the time of registration:

  • proof of residency,
  • birth certificate,
  • official transcripts,
  • original health records (including proof of immunization),
  • most recent MCAS scores (if available). 

All students entering Middle School must meet the immunization requirements set up by Chapter 76, Section 15 of the General Laws of Massachusetts. Proof of immunization must be presented to the school nurse when registering for school. Failure to comply with this ruling will result in exclusion from school. For more information visit the Health Department web site.

High School

New students, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, must register in the guidance office, please call the guidance office at 617-993-5910 to schedule an appointment. All students who enter/withdraw from Belmont High School may be required to meet with and receive approval by the principal. The following materials must be submitted at the time of registration: 

  • proof of residency,
  • official transcripts,
  • birth certificate,
  • original health records (including proof of immunization),
  • most recent MCAS scores (if available).

Health Care Guidelines

All students entering Belmont High School must meet the immunization requirements set up by Chapter 76, Section 15 of the General Laws of Massachusetts. Proof of immunization must be presented to the school nurse when registering for school. Failure to comply with this ruling will result in exclusion from school. For more information visit the Health Department web site.

Each School has a Health Clinic operated by a registered nurse whose time may be shared with other schools should the need arise. When a student becomes ill at school, a parent or guardian will be notified and expected to pick up the student as soon as possible. Each parent or guardian is asked to provide the school with the names of two (2) alternate persons who may be contacted in the event that a parent cannot be reached. Persons listed must be local and have access to transportation. Please advise the school office when any name or number changes.

Complete information with regard to required immunizations and physical examinations, medication administration during the school day and when a child should be kept home due to illness, etc. can be found on the Belmont Public Schools Health and Nursing Department website.

Moving Within the Town of Belmont 

A new proof of residency must be brought to the school office, for the new address, if a student moves within Belmont. If the new address is in a different elementary district, it will be determined if the student will be moved to the new district school, based on class size/enrollment numbers

Contact Us

  • Administration: 617-993-5400
  • High School: 617-993-5900 
  • Chenery Middle School: 617-993-5800 
  • Butler School: 617-993-5550 
  • Burbank School: 617-993-5500 
  • Wellington School: 617-993-5600 
  • Winn Brook School: 617-993-5700
 
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